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Lyonnaise Potatoes

These classic Lyonnaise potatoes have just six simple ingredients – potatoes, butter, onions, salt, pepper, parsley – and can be ready in an hour!

Lyonnaise potatoes in a rustic ceramic bowl on a wooden backdrop

Lyonnaise Potatoes

Where did you first hear of Lyonnaise Potatoes? 

Some folks saw this dish prepared on Julia Child’s TV show. 

Others first tasted it as prepared in the United States armed forces!  The army version was included in several official cookbooks.

This particular recipe comes from Kevin Belton’s Cooking Louisiana, a mighty fine cookbook that explores the cuisine of Louisiana parish by parish, including all kinds of local and regional specialties you might not find in your average Southern cookbook.

What’s wonderful about this dish is that it’s so simple, it has just six ingredients: potatoes, butter, onions, salt, pepper, and parsley.

The name of the recipe comes from the city of Lyon, in France.  It’s a classic French recipe, so Lyonnaise is pronounced lee-uh-nayz.

Cover of Cookin Louisiana by Kevin Belton

Cookin’ Louisiana cookbook

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Lyonnaise potatoes in a rustic ceramic bowl on a wooden backdrop
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Lyonnaise Potatoes

These classic Lyonnaise potatoes have just six simple ingredients – potatoes, butter, onions, salt, pepper, parsley – and can be ready in an hour!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American Southern
Keyword potatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 301 kcal
Author Katie Moseman

Ingredients

  • 3 large baking potatoes
  • 6 tablespoons butter divided
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper divided
  • 1/4 cup flat-leafed parsley chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Par-cook potatoes by piercing each several times with a fork or knife tip and bake until tender, about 45 minutes. Allow potatoes to cool slightly.
  2. Peel the potatoes, if desired, cut in half lengthwise, then cut each half into 1/4-inch slices. Set aside.
  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 3 tablespoons of butter until melted. Add half of the potatoes and sauté until light brown, 4–5 minutes. Add half of the onions and a little salt and pepper, then continue cooking until potatoes are a golden brown and onions are just cooked through, 7–8 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside to keep warm. Repeat the process with the remaining butter, potatoes, onions, salt, and pepper.
  4. When all potatoes and onions are cooked, toss with the parsley and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Lyonnaise Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 301 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 1906mg83%
Potassium 779mg22%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 846IU17%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Recipe Rating




Marysa

Thursday 9th of September 2021

I have never heard of this dish before. It sounds pretty good and I like the convenience of the recipe.

HilLesha O'Nan

Thursday 9th of September 2021

I'll have to give this recipe a try sometime, especially since I love potatoes. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

Swathi

Wednesday 8th of September 2021

Simple yet delicious recipe for potato I am going to give this one a try for sure.

Kathy

Wednesday 8th of September 2021

These look so good. I love having potatoes. I'll be saving this recipe so I can try them. Yum!

MELANIE EDJOURIAN

Wednesday 8th of September 2021

I haven't made potatoes like this before. It's great to find a different recipe that the family will enjoy.